Interstellar Federation

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Galactic Alliance of the Interstellar Federation
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Flag Federal Seal
Motto: "De scientiam, et pax"
"Of knowledge and peace"
Anthem: Ode to Joy
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Interstellar Milky Way Galaxy Territory
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Interstellar Andromeda Galaxy Territory
CapitalEarth
Largest New York City
Official languages None official
Governmental level: English
Ethnic groups 41% Asian
30% White
19% Black
5.2% Other/Multiracial
4.8% Extraterrestrial
Demonym Interstellarian
Government Federal Constitutional Republic
 -  President Vincent De Maser (Galactic Alliance Party)
 -  Vice President Samuel "Sam" Stuart (Galactic Alliance Party)
 -  Director-Chairman of the Interstellar Congress Simon Yangze (Galactic Alliance Party)
 -  Chief Justice Heath Joris
Legislature Interstellar Congress
 -  Upper house Senate
 -  Lower house House of Representatives
Formation
 -  United Nations 1945 
 -  United Planetary Alliance 2105 
 -  Interstellar Federation 2146 
Area
 -  9.4*10^17 sq km km2
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Population
 -  estimate 100 Quadrillion
 -  Density 10 million/km2
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GDP (PPP) estimate
 -  Total 72 Nonillion Interstellar Credits
 -  Per capita 150,000 Interstellar Credits
GDP (nominal) estimate
 -  Total $75.2 Nonillion Interstellar Credits
 -  Per capita $156,000 Interstellar Credits
HDI Increase 0.991
very high
Currency Interstellar Credit ($)
Date format dd.mm.yyyy
Drives on the varies
Calling code +99
ISO 3166 code IF
Internet TLD .if

The Interstellar Federation (shorthand: The Interstellar Federation) is a universal, egalitarian, secular, constitutionally democratic republic that controls most of the Universe, a significant portion of the known omniverse. Centered around the core economic, cultural and political hub of the Federation, the Milky Way, the birthplace of the Federation, the Interstellar Federation is one of the most influential nations in the omniverse. The Interstellar Federation's capital is the birth world of the human race, Earth.

The Interstellar Federation was founded in the early 22nd century, after humanity had waged several devastating wars amongst itself in it's home planetary system, the Solar System. A collective effort to unite humanity for a common goal was wanted and the leading human legislative body at the time, the United Nations, reformed itself to become what is now the Interstellar Federation. Large advances in technology allowed humanity to travel to nearby stars and so began a long and seemingly everlasting golden age of peace and discovery. Over the next few centuries, the Interstellar Federation ventured beyond the confines of it's own galaxy and journeyed to the Andromeda Galaxy. This peace came to end in the 26th century however, as the Interstellar Federation began to be opposed by more renegade factions of the universe, and this culminated into the Milky Way Conflict. After the war, the Federation took a more interventionist role in universal politics and events.

Due to the enormous resources and influence it has, the Interstellar Federation enjoys considerable political, militarial and scientific and technological power throughout the omniverse.

History

Main article: Milky Way Conflict

The foundation and existence of the Interstellar Federation can be traced all the way back to the United Nations in 2100, where the first joint - nation space colonies were established on the moon of Titan. The United Nations declared that for continued prosperity and unity of the human race, humanity, as a species must unite together as a collective species. So in 2105, after much debate and the infamous Mars Rebellion, the United Nations declared that a single government, with representatives from all territories, nations and colonies, would command humanity to path of space exploration and growth. It was called the United Planetary Alliance, and were the ones who paved the way to reaching Proxima Centauri in 2150, by developing FTL travel in 2145. This led to a new reform and the Interstellar Federation was born. FTL Technology continued to develop and in 2244, Humanity had conquered 34% of the Orion Spur. Then a huge breakthrough in interstellar travel happened: the construction of the Pather - Simoster Warp Drive had finished in 2305, which allowed travel across thousands of light years in a matter of hours. In addition, the Yang - Torrens Star Chart had been finished as well, giving a easier way to navigate the galaxy.

Humanity then entered a golden age of exploration and peace lasted for 200 years. By 2523, most of the Milky Way and Andromeda Galaxy had been colonized. Alien species had been discovered as well and they peacefully coexisted with the humans. However in 2551, a war broke out with the Confederacy of Planets against the Interstellar Federation. The CoP were dissatisfied that the Interstellar Federation controlled the galaxy from Earth and they believed that a new age of galactic travel needed a new government, instead of an Earth based one and by 2570, the outer territories had been left in tatters. War still raged until 2581, when a peace treaty was signed and no clear victor. In 2600, the situation with the CoP has deteriorated, leading some to suggest war could again be around the corner.

The Interstellar Federation then undertook several peacekeeping operations around the galaxy to prevent and solve wars and conflicts. The first of these was the Southern Archipelago Bay War, where Huswaye and SAB began a nuclear exchange. This led to many nations joining each side and resulted in millions of deaths. The IF intervened and discovered the SAB's horrific human rights abuses and breaches and declared war on them. Soon the IF's good ally, the Intergalactic Universe Corporation joined the IF in attacking SAB, breaking the stalemate easily and crushing the tyrannical SAB Government.

The second involvement was during the Vortexian Civil War, were the Vortexians were in the midst of a civil war that had devastated the planet. The loyalists and rebels initially both engaged a peacekeeping/expeditionary fleet to the planet and for the first few days the IF launched attacks against both sides. Each side also had allies of many other nations, like the The Multiversal Empire of PetzConfederation and The United Autonomous Republics of Ella2 6. However the IF soon came to an decision to side with the loyalist forces, to prevent a legitimate government from being destroyed. It was a short involvement of around a month and eventually the loyalist forces won after their leader, King Nicholas, killed rebel leader Field Marshall Cosmo in a sword duel. However the planet was left in tatters from numerous space battles, orbital bombardments and WMD uses. The IF still maintains a small fleet of around 50 starships around that area to keep the peace and assist in reconstruction.

Recently the IF has gotten involved in defeating tyrannical nations that threatened the security of the galaxy, such as the The Galactic People's Republic of Hellgustine Empire, multiple times in devastating galactic wars. Every time however, the IF joined nations together to stop this threat and ultimately defeated the enemy on their homeworld.

Geography

The Interstellar Federation is a huge universal-spanning republic and so the geography of the Interstellar Federation's territories is extremely varied, from the volcanic ash covered lands of Croxia, or the beautiful serene mountain ranges and plains of The planet of terex. The Interstellar Federation, as of 2600, covers most of the Milky Way Galaxy and other galaxies like Andromeda.

Demographics

Population

The Interstellar Federation is the single most populous nation in the galaxy, having approximately 100 quadrillion citizens within it's borders. The growth of the Interstellar Federation's population increased exponentially in 2510 and then returned to average levels in 2592, a time referred to as the "Galactic Boom". Immigration to the Interstellar Federation is quite moderate, with only a few billion arriving per year, due to current hostile relations with The unified planetary systems and free travel ban of The soviet galactic union. 62% of the population is young (18 - 100) or middle aged (100-490), 20% are minors (under 18). Due to vast technological enhancements and medical science, the average lifespan of a human can easily reach into the hundreds or thousands and there are 18% of the population who are senior (491+).

Language

The Interstellar Federation recognizes no official language but the de facto language is considered to be English, with a remarkable 100% literacy rate in the traditionally human language. However, most citizens know at least two languages, due to advancements in education and compulsory learning of a second language in school, with Mandarin (82%) the second most popular choice and third being Spanish (68%). Other surprising and interesting languages include: Xliosi, the native language of Xliosa, an alien inhabited planet, 590 light years from Earth and Stasha, the native language of Tauii, another alien inhabited planet, 921 light years from Earth. This language is interesting because, the language has similar structure to Earth-based languages, something scientists at the Interstellar Institute for Science is currently studying, with help from the Tauii people.

Largest Planets (Population)

Rank City Population Planetary System
1 Earth 20 billion Solar System
2 Elysium 18.9 billion Proxima Centauri System
3 Arcadia 18.9 billion Tranquilus System
4 Nova Terra 16.9 billion Nautilus System
5 Hope 15.6 billion Initium Novum System
6 Terex 15.4 billion Vicesima Sedes System
7 Liberum Terram 15.2 billion Liberum Mundi System
8 Arvum 14.7 billion Stellae Prosperum System
9 Custodium et Stellas 14.3 billion Praesidio System
10 Croxia 13.2 billion Vulcanus Argos System

Government

The Interstellar Federation is a constitutional democracy, meaning the power of the government is restricted by supreme law, to prevent the government abusing it's power. The Interstellar Federation, due to it's massive size, relegates control over territories to regional governments, allowing them to set local laws, trade, services, etc. However the federal government still has control over all the territories and can repeal any action set in motion by regional governments. Every region/territory has a senatorial committee that represent the region at the Interstellar Congress, with each representative being able to suggest decisions and vote. When deciding on issues, the government first votes at the Interstellar Congress, then opinions and votes of the general populace is considered. After the collection of this data, a resolution is reached. The Interstellar Government, consists of three levels: The Federal Government, The Reigonal Government and the Local Council.

The federal government is the executive command of the Interstellar Federation and has a final say on all legislature. Also, the Judical Commision is an extra-governmental entity which seeks to bring justice in the galaxy, without fear of corruption.

The regional government govern the individual colonies, territories and regions of the Interstellar Federation. It has the power to decide laws and provide govermnetal services to the region but must always obey the federal government when needed.

Local Councils are simply small committees of planets that decide on small issues, like the environment, services like garbage collection, recycling, etc and libraries.

Economy

The Interstellar economy has been described by analysts as an extremely developed, massive, inter-galactic free trade market economy. The Interstellar Federation has always prided itself on relatively low tax rates, support for small business, few barriers to trade and small governmental involvement in the economy. This has led the IF to becoming very dominant in intergalactic affairs and trade, being rated as one of the best markets in the entire universe. The Interstellar economy has a steady, yet increasing growth rate of about 4.782% each year and very low unemployment of 0.853%. The current biggest trade partners with the IF are The Intergalactic Universe Corporation, The New Earth Federation and the Libertarian Military and Trade Union. The IF currently is one of the most powerful nations, according to data released by the Galactic Financial Administration (GFA).

The IF primarily exports advanced technological items, unavailable to most other nations. These include star-ship components and technology, advanced weaponry, complex minerals, artificial chemical compounds, rare elements, IT, communications, advanced materials and fabrications. The IF is also extremely abundant in minerals and natural products: ore, precious metals and stones, water, etc. This means the IF is very much self-sustaining. However the IF also imports many products, like exotic chemicals and ore, foreign foodstuffs and beverages, etc.

Military

Main article(s): Interstellar Armed Forces, Military Vehicles of the Interstellar Federation

The Interstellar Military, officially The Interstellar Armed Forces is the standing military force that protects the sovereign territory of the Interstellar Federation and gives out humanitarian aid during times of disaster. The military force has always been an essential part of the Interstellar Federation, defending it during times of war, terrorism and civil unrest. Such is the case during the infamous Mars Rebellions, the Terrorist Campaign of the Milky Way and the bloody Milky Way Conflict. Due to the prevalence of threats in the galaxy, the Interstellar Military is the most powerful in the galaxy, boasting millions of starships, active duty personnel of over 1 quadrillion and large governmental funding.